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The lawsuit alleged that the healthcare providers held onto over $844,000 in Medicaid overpayments, retaining the money well after the 60 day window afforded for returning such funds after discovery of a mistake.
8.26.2016
9:39am
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The higher the average percent of registered nurses on a shift, the less likely it was that restraint would be used.
by Springer
8.26.2016
8:50am
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Judge found that the doctors "have not made out a plausible claim for defamation by implication."
by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
8.26.2016
8:41am
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In the procedure, muscles that still work are redirected to do the jobs of muscles that are paralyzed.
by Loyola University Health System
8.26.2016
8:05am
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Research presented at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society details the way hydrogels can be used in cardiac care to mend weakened hearts
by American Chemical Society
8.26.2016
7:17am
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Both of the newcomers incorporate the company’s antibacterial technology, making them the first and only spiral barbed sutures with that feature.
8.25.2016
9:47am
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The debate continues over whether or not patients should be made aware of these surgical options or if doctors should direct them to alternative therapies.
8.25.2016
9:23am
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The protocol is a decision tree that describes when and what types of surgical treatment could be used for fistulas that do not respond to medical management and what the chances of healing are.
by Penn State
8.25.2016
9:19am
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Aortic dissections have the potential to run in families and often occur within 10 years of the same age.
by Society of Thoracic Surgeons
8.25.2016
9:17am
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MakerHealth and MakerNurse are committed to creating systems that allow for broader medical use of effective makeshift solutions.
by TEDMED
8.25.2016
8:30am
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He can throw a ball, zip his clothes, and write in his journal.
by Associated Press
8.24.2016
8:46am
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The manufacturer indicates that the system is distinguishable from other similar solutions because it is compact and scalable.
8.24.2016
8:11am
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The Zip is a non-invasive and easy to use device providing secure wound closure with uniformly distributed force along the length of the incision.
by ZipLine Medical
8.24.2016
8:08am
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The TrenMAX is billed as a safer, more secure positioning system that provides OR staff a better alternative to all foam solutions when positioning patients for Trendelenburg surgical procedures.
8.24.2016
7:48am
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When the settlement was first presented, it was termed an opportunity ““to alleviate the administrative burden of current appeals on both the hospital and Medicare system.”
8.23.2016
10:31am
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They report an 88 percent success rate in patients with atrial arrhythmia 12 months after the procedure.
8.23.2016
10:01am
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Ovation Alto expands EVAR to include the treatment of patients with complex AAAs, specifically patients with very short or otherwise challenging aortic neck anatomy.
by Endologix, Inc
8.23.2016
9:42am
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Hospitals have traditionally been reticent to disclose to patients or their family members the specifics of how a medical procedure didn’t go as planned for fear of malpractice lawsuits.
by Zhai Yun Tan, Kaiser Health News
8.23.2016
9:21am
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The discovery validates the use of such cells to test the potential cardiotoxicity of certain drugs and to devise new therapies for conditions like cardiomyopathy.
by Stanford University Medical Center
8.23.2016
8:44am
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“This is the first time in the U.S. that a transcatheter aortic valve has been approved for use in intermediate risk patients.”
by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
8.22.2016
10:17am
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Implementation of a telephone postoperative clinic at a Veterans Affairs facility significantly improved utilization of surgeon and facility resources while maintaining satisfactory patient outcomes.
by American College of Surgeons
8.22.2016
9:49am
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After 14 days of treatment, 23 percent of patients in the vertebroplasty group reported an NRS pain of lower than 4.
by The Lancet
8.22.2016
9:10am
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With SimVis, patients can experience how a certain implanted lens would affect their vision by simply looking through the device.
by The Optical Society
8.22.2016
9:00am
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The San Diego facility is one of the first five children's hospitals in the country to incorporate the device into their healthcare efforts.
by Rady Children's Hospital
8.22.2016
8:31am
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The EnVeo R is used in minimally invasive procedures to implant Medtronic's Evolut R valve through blood vessels.
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8.19.2016
9:59am
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The device is so unique that the FDA needed to create a new category for it when awarding it clearance for use.
8.19.2016
9:57am
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High levels of anxiety a week after a kidney transplant patient went home more than doubled the chances he or she would be readmitted within 30 days of release, researchers found.
by Ohio State University
8.19.2016
9:15am
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Kentucky woman takes patient self-advocacy to whole new level, launching a product and a company as a result.
by WKYT-TV
8.19.2016
9:11am
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The Confetti Treads bariatric offering provides multiple sizes for the large range of bariatric patients, with the largest being 5X-Large.
8.19.2016
8:01am
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Company literature emphasizes the device's secure assembly, rapid valve preparation, and design incorporating the balloon within the delivery system as elements that will lead to more efficient procedures.
8.18.2016
10:30am
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The database, with genetic codes from more than 60,000 people, is aimed at researching rare diseases that are generally caused by a single malfunctioning gene.
by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer
8.18.2016
10:29am
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There is a perception that female urologists may be pigeonholed into caring for more female patients and female-specific urological issues than their male colleagues.
by Elsevier Health Sciences
8.18.2016
9:44am
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The results from a study show that short-term results for surgeons during their early experience for robotic-assisted cases are in the range of what is reported in the existing published data on laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repairs.
by Intuitive Surgical
8.18.2016
9:38am
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Bloomberg News takes a deeper dive into Synaptive Medical's BrightMatter surgical line, with special attention paid to the visualization software.
by Bloomberg
8.18.2016
9:32am
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State officials claim that hiring new nurses is a crucial workforce concern for California, yet at least 2,000 recent nursing graduates remain in licensing limbo, with their applications taking as long as 24 weeks to process.
by Eryn Brown, Kaiser Health News
8.17.2016
10:28am
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Attorney General Andy Beshear is accusing the company of concealing and misrepresenting to doctors and patients many of the associated risks.
by Associated Press
8.17.2016
9:56am
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A new study strives to establish objective, quantifiable information for patients and doctors regarding the minimum number of lymph nodes that should be analyzed around a tumor for thorough treatment without unnecessary risk.
by Duke Medicine News and Communication
8.17.2016
9:08am
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Developed by prominent surgeon Beat Hintermann, this Total Ankle Replacement system is a proven, dominant player in the worldwide ankle replacement market with over 15 years of solid clinical efficacy.
by DT MedTech, LLC
8.17.2016
8:55am
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The OVM6946 is a wafer-level camera module designed for medical applications.
by OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
8.17.2016
8:46am
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The new guideline has the potential to save many women from unnecessary surgeries while reducing costs to the health care system.
by American Society For Radiation Oncology
8.16.2016
9:35am
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